The “Joint was Jumping” again on Sunday night.
A capacity crowd added to the atmosphere and we enjoyed some great music from not one but two good bands. Barksdale Brass, lead by Danny Peel, is made up of mainly young, energetic musicians. Hence we got a set of high energy, rather loud “brass band” jazz. A good band we should have again. EMO (Enthusiastic Musicians Orchestra) then played two sets.
Tonight saw the return of Burke Turner to lead the orchestra. I think this orchestra is on a par with BCJO and hopefully we will see them again this year. Many of the numbers played were composed and/or arranged by local musicians such as Josh Hatcher, Graham Norris and Brad Esbensen.